Tag: John McEnroe

MATS WILANDER talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS039

MATS WILANDER talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS039

He won The French Open before he was old enough to drive. And over the next 7 years, MATS WILANDER won 7 Majors beating everyone from Vitas Gerulaitis to Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors to Jose Luis Clerc, and Boris Becker to John McEnroe. And if that wasn’t enough, his Swedish Davis Cup team won the cup three times.

Now he’s a commentator for Eurosport and runs the intensive tennis experience “Wilander on Wheels.”

In this episode, Hall of Famer and former world #1 MATS WILANDER tells us why hard courts open the field up even further on the ladies’ side. He explains why he thinks Roger Federer has a great chance to win the US Open this year. He shares 2 essential lessons he learned in Rome that brought him from being a junior to being a champion. And he tells us how a kid without a drivers license gets to Roland Garros in the middle of the night during an airline strike.

Recorded July 20, 2019. Released August 5, 2019.

For more on the top American Junior who came up at the same time as Mats, check out Jimmy Arias on Under Review: URCS037 – JIMMY ARIAS

For more on one of the pros Mats had to get past to win the French, check out Heinz Gunthardt on Under Review:

URCS023 – HEINZ GUNTHARDT

For more UNDER REVIEW episodes featuring Tennis Hall of Famers, check out:

URCS024-JIM COURIER

URCS028 – GIGI FERNANDEZ

URCS029-NICK BOLLETTEIRI

URCS030-MARK WOODFORDE

URCS038-STEVE FLINK

For more on Wilander On Wheels: https://www.wilanderonwheels.com/

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective. For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

BRAD GILBERT talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO_URCS034

BRAD GILBERT talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO_URCS034

BRAD GILBERT is back with unique insight and inside stories.

On this episode, Brad shares his thoughts on what he saw at Roland Garros this year. He also offers insight into what to look for in the upcoming grass court season. And he tells us what he said to Andre Agassi 20 years ago that propelled him to his first and only French Open Championship.

Recorded June 09, 2019. Released June 11, 2019.

GILBERT is a former world #4 tennis player, coach to several world #1s and Tennis Broadcaster for ESPN.

For other episodes with Brad:

URCS002: Brad Gilbert – US OPEN 2018 Preview

URCS015: Brad Gilbert –  2018 Wrap Up

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective. For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

 

MARK WOODFORDE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS030

MARK WOODFORDE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS030

Australian tennis legend MARK WOODFORDE was a force to be reckoned with in singles and an absolute legend in doubles. 

In singles, he semi-finaled The Australian, beat McEnroe, Chang and Ivanisovic and was #19 in the world.

In doubles, he got to #1 in the world, winning 12 majors; his first with John McEnroe and the rest with longtime partner – and other part of “The Woodies” – Todd Woodbridge.

Gold Medalist. Davis Cup Winner. Australian Hall-of-Famer.

MARK WOODFORDE explains why John McEnroe was the real genius behind the formation of “The Woodies;“ shares his thoughts on the wide and dynamic field of current Australians players; and explains why his doubles partner through 61 titles will no longer speak with him.

For more UNDER REVIEW episodes with a heavy focus on Australian Tennis, check out coach Sarah Stone and Australian Open winner Brian Teacher.

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

MARY CARILLO talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS025

MARY CARILLO talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS025

MARY CARILLO grew up with John McEnroe and learned to play under the tutelage of Tony Palafox and Harry Hopman.

In singles she made it to #33 in the world. And at the 1977 French Open she partnered with McEnroe, winning the Mixed Doubles and sharing Mac’s first major championship. But she’s probably best known for her poignant journalism and insightful, witty commentary.   Sport’s Illustrated’s “Best Sports Analyst of the Decade” and Peabody Award Winner, MARY CARILLO tells us how a bar bill pushed her into pro tennis,  why next year’s Olympics are must-see-TV, and why she thinks that everything anyone says about Nick Kyrgios is probably true. 

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

IAN HAMILTON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS013

IAN HAMILTON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS013

He was instrumental in outfitting McEnroe, Courier, Agassi and Sampras and building Nike into a worldwide tennis brand. 

Ian Hamilton tells us how John McEnroe ended up wearing cross trainers at the LA Open, what it was like to close down Trafalgar Square to shoot a commercial with Pete and Andre, and what his thoughts are on tennis apparel today.

UNDER REVIEW WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO is a Tennis Podcast where insiders from the sport share unique perspectives, inside stories and break down what is happening now in Tennis.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

TREY WALTKE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS009

TREY WALTKE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS009

He beat McEnroe and Connors in the same year, partied with Vitas and reached #42 in the world. Famously, in 1983, he beat Stan Smith at Wimbledon wearing a white linen suit, 60 years after it was fashionable.  He helped establish Reebok into an international tennis brand and now runs the preeminent tennis club in Malibu, Malibu Racquet. Our friend, TREY WALTKE offers insight into what you have to do to win as a short guy on the tour, what it’s like to hit Studio 54 with Vitas and what grand plans Larry Ellison has for Malibu Racquet.

UNDER REVIEW WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO is a Tennis Podcast where insiders from the sport share unique perspectives, inside stories and break down what is happening now in Tennis.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com